Clients have the flexibility to engage Grail Research in a variety of ways, depending on the breadth, depth, time sensitivity and predictability of their needs. Arrangements generally fall into the following broad categories.
When clients have market intelligence needs around a specific decision, Grail Research can quickly assemble a team (usually within 48 hours) with the experience and capabilities to gather insights and answer strategic questions on a focused and one-off basis.
Clients with recurring needs for a predictable type of market intelligence/analysis, or with ongoing need for support across a range of strategic decisions at a predictable volume can engage Grail Research on a retainer basis. Retainer clients benefit from a dedicated team and guaranteed support for decisions whenever they arise. Retainer teams operate as an extension of your “inner circle”, providing the insight you need to confidently make decisions.
Global companies looking to reduce costs and increase service levels by consolidating their ‘high-end’ market intelligence and analytics groups often view outsourcing and offshoring as an attractive solution. History shows that it is hard even for experienced global players to realize benefits from offshore operations for functions outside of a company’s core line of business without expert guidance. Market intelligence and analytics is our core line of business and by partnering with Grail Research, clients can realize the transformational benefits they envision. Grail Research can provide a wide range of options for business arrangements with dedicated centers – from large retainers to outsourcing and joint ventures.